May 3, 2017 by Paul Curtin
Nintendo’s recent successful launch of Zelda: Breath of the Wild brought back fond memories of the iconic Zelda franchise for many gamers. However, Breath of the Wild also served as reminder to those who many years ago played Darksiders, a darker and more adult-oriented action-adventure series which borrowed some of the best RPG elements of Zelda and mashed them up with other epic hack-n-slashers like God of War.
But with publisher THQ going bankrupt and selling off all of their assets, many believed that 2013 would be the last time we would see Darksiders...
Fortunately, late last year Nordic Games (who purchased Darksiders as part of a $4.9 mil package deal) released a remastered version showing that the new publisher still had interest in the IP. And today, after a leaked Amazon listing hinted that we might be getting another sequel, THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games officially announced that Darksiders III is in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and set for release in 2018.
Return to an apocalyptic planet Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash action adventure where players take on the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Charred Council calls upon Fury to battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore humanity and prove that she is the most powerful of the Horsemen. As a mage, FURY relies on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil. The expansive, Darksiders III game world is presented as an open-ended, living, free-form planet Earth that is dilapidated by war and decay, and overrun by nature. FURY will move back and forth between environments to uncover secrets while advancing the Darksiders III story.
IGN has released a first look at the story and is also reporting that Gunfire Games’ development team includes multiple ex-Vigil Games employees who worked on Darksiders and Darksiders II, including the game’s Director, Executive Producer, Technical Director, Lead Environment Artist, and more. Good news for those worried that a new team might be taking the series in a different direction.